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Monday, November 2, 2009
Blue-Eyed Soul Songs: "I Played The Fool" (1978)
Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, performing in Germany in 1982. Steven van Zandt, who played Silvio Dante on "The Sopranos," wrote the song for Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes' seminal 1978 album "Hearts of Stone." Bruce Springsteen also wrote or co-wrote three songs on the album (bandleader Johnny Lyon, like van Zandt, is an old friend from Asbury Park days). Disciples of Soul trombone player Richie "La Bamba" Rosenberg, shown here, also played in in the Jukes horn section. He's now a member of Max Weinberg's "Tonight Show" band.